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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: for - rest - fli - urs

Sentence: Remember to pick up your trash, especially plastic bags and paper....because only you can prevent forest fliers....

Etymology: Forest and Fliers


Super Duper! Luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 17:23:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Jim Bob and Daisy May were beset with rubbletrouble and would have to call in professionals to remove all the trash and debris that decorated the soon to be budding trees in their yard.

Etymology: Blend of 'rubble' (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up) and 'trouble' (difficulty)

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Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: ARR-bish

Sentence: "Oh, look at that delightful arbbish fluttering whimsically in Trevor's apple tree!"

Etymology: 'arb'- from 'arbre', the French for tree. 'bish' from 'rubbish', meaning garbage or worthless.

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Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: beau-lit-er

Sentence: That's some beulitter!

Etymology: BEaUtiful, LITTER

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: litt er cling

Sentence: The gusts of wind blew loose garbage and debris from the ground in great swirling motions along the streets. The wind swirls were littercling the prickly shrubs, not yet budding, and trees, still dry and dormant. They continued littercling lamposts and swathing the city’s streets and surfaces. The litterclings revealed a decorative mix of discarded plastic remnants of garbage bags and other such permamatter.

Etymology: From litter and cling. It is the effect of wind depositing trash on prickly trees etc.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan oh peee

Sentence: The use of polypropylene has cahnged the canopy to a canoPPy, which is a sackrilage

Etymology: canopy, pp as in polypropylene


a canoppy? That hors d'oeuvres is for the birds! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:35:00

the little kid in me related to the PP, and the adult in me to sackrilage! Your whole verbotomy works very well on many levels! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:58:00

It's ickollogical, isn't it? good word - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:53:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tim-bur-trash

Sentence: After the long weekend party, the trailor trash left all kinds of timbertrash.

Etymology: timber (as in trees, wood) + trash (as in garbage)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)


nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 09:45:00

meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:22:00

Well worth waiting for! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 10:46:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

i like it! Very.....thoughtful! - amylynn242, 2009-04-03: 21:23:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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